Have a buck to spare? Why not put it to good use on Wednesday, Aug., 28, by taking a shot at sinking members of Lakewood Congregational Church Youth Fellowship and pastor Rev. Mark Thomas into the patio dunk tank at Around the Corner, 18681 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.
It’s all for a good cause -- the church’s Youth Mission Trip Fund.
Starting at 6 p.m., Thomas and the teens will take turns in the dunk tank to raise money for future mission trips, including a proposed one to Massachussets in 2014.
The event is open to the public, and the chance to dunk participants will cost $1 per shot. The evening’s dunkees, and their approximate starting time, include:
6 p.m. -- Rev. Mark Thomas
6:25 p.m. -- Paula Atfield, Lakewood High School
6:40 p.m. -- Cate Schleckman, Lakewood High School
6:55 p.m. -- Evan Suttell, Lakewood High School
7:10 p.m. -- Lindy Warren, Harding Middle School
7:25 p.m. -- Abby Swatsky, Westpark Community Middle School
7:40 p.m. -- Ryan Mitchell, Lakewood High School
Lakewood Congregational Church has a longstanding reputation for youth mission work, both locally through such events as its annual January Homeless Awareness Sleep Out and also across the country. In years past, teams of LCC Youth have traveled to do service projects in such places as Lotts Creek, Ky., Chicago, and most recently, Pittsburgh.
In June, seven teens and two parent chaperones participated in an urban residential renewal program known as the Pittsburgh Project. The group tentatively is planning its next journey to Heifer International’s Heifer Farm in Rutland, Mass., about 62 miles west of Boston.
The Youth Mission Trip Dunk Tank Fundraiser on Wednesday also will feature 50/50 and gift basket raffles. Funds from these raffles also will benefit the LCC Youth Mission Trip Fund.
For more information on the LCC Youth Mission Trip program or any other programs or worship services at Lakewood Congregational Church, please contact the church office at 216.221.9555, email@example.com or visit the LCC website.